Green Party leaders from the U.S. and around the world attend COP16 global warming meeting in Cancun, urge world leaders to ‘reverse the failure of Copenhagen’

A press release from the Green Party of the US, along with a statement from the Global Greens:

WASHINGTON, DC — Green Party leaders from the U.S. have joined Green elected officials and leaders from countries throughout Latin America and Europe in Cancun, Mexico, to participate in the 16th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP16) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), http://www.cc2010.mx/en/index.php.

Greens are calling on the world’s leaders attending COP16 to “to reverse the failure of Copenhagen and create the conditions for a strong legally binding global climate agreement” on steps to avert catastrophic climate change in the next century, according to a statement issued by the Global Greens Coordination. The statement is appended below.

The Global Greens Coordination, http://www.globalgreens.org/ggc/ggc_homepage, is a committee established to oversee Global Greens affairs, including issuing Global Greens statements and organizing Global Greens congresses.

“In the U.S., Greens are challenging the White House, Congress, and state and municipal governments to take action, by conversion to safe and clean energy, drastic reduction of fossil fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions, more public transportation and less car traffic, carbon taxes, creation of millions of living-wage green jobs in conservation and retrofitting of homes and buildings, protection for publicly-owned fresh water resources, and by leading the world in forums like COP16 in calling for expansion of the Kyoto Protocols,” said Sanda Everette, former co-chair of the Green Party of the U.S., who is attending COP16.

“Unfortunately, the Obama Administration has caved in to the demands of polluting industries, with the President’s endorsement of the ‘clean coal’ myth, refusal to act against mountaintop removal mining, approval for new taxpayer-funded nuclear plants, promotion of emissions trading schemes, which give polluters a license to continue polluting, and other retreats. In this century of global warming, the Green Party has become an imperative in the U.S. and abroad,” Everette added.

Along with Everette, other U.S. Greens in Cancun for COP16 are current Green Party co-chair Mike Feinstein and Massachusetts Green-Rainbow Party member Maggie Zhou. Green Party members are present as delegates from NGOs or have press credentials, since conference rules bar political parties from any official status.

See also:
Link for recorded webcasts, http://webcast.cc2010.mx/grid_en.html.
“Virtual Participation” in COP16, http://unfccc.int/virtual_participation/items/5780.php.

World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth, http://pwccc.wordpress.com.
People’s Agreement of Cochabamba, April 22, 2010, http://pwccc.wordpress.com/2010/04/24/peoples-agreement

Climate change — time for transformation
Global Greens Statement for COP16 in Cancun, December 2010

http://www.globalgreens.org/statements/cancun_cop16_time_for_transformation

1 December 2010

The Global Greens call on the leaders of the world’s industrialised countries at Cancun to reverse the failure of Copenhagen and create the conditions for a strong legally binding global climate agreement to avoid dangerous climate change and facilitate adaptation.

COP16 at Cancun, Mexico, from 29 November to 10 December, is the 16th meeting of parties to the UN Framework on Climate Convention since it was negotiated at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992. Green parties from around a dozen countries will be represented.

The Global Greens, representing many millions of the Earth’s citizens, recognise that humanity cannot continue to live beyond the Earth’s ecological limits. Cancun is an opportunity to begin the transformation to sustainability, including through —

1. Political will and practical mechanisms to constrain global warming to no more than +2°C above pre-industrial levels, especially by moving rapidly beyond coal and other fossil fuels through investment in energy-saving, resource-efficiency, and renewable energy.

2. Rules for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation including safeguards that ensure claimed emission reductions represent genuine abatement, that benefit and protect Indigenous peoples’ rights, and that protect and restore biodiversity, water and nature.

3. Commitment of substantial new funding by developed countries for emissions mitigation and climate change adaptation by developing countries.

4. Greenhouse gas accounting rules that prevent perverse outcomes, such as promoting biofuel plantations at the expense of biodiversity and critical food production in developing countries and giving loopholes to developed countries in the land use, land-use change and forestry sector.

5. Exclusion of carbon capture and storage from the Clean Development Mechanism, and rejection of nuclear power altogether.

The COP16 should commit to finalizing a legally binding agreement no later than 2011 covering these and other issues, building on the Kyoto Protocol.

More information: secretary@globalgreens.org

19 thoughts on “Green Party leaders from the U.S. and around the world attend COP16 global warming meeting in Cancun, urge world leaders to ‘reverse the failure of Copenhagen’

  1. Carey Campbell

    Great post Ross.

    Glad to see Mike Feinstein leading the American Green Party delegation to this.

    I’ve long admired the former Green Party Mayor of Santa Monica, California’s work, and his relentless focus and dedication to building the Green Party into America’s third major Party.

    Why we need the Green Party as America’s third major party is most obvious in the following story…

    Germany’s Green Party has proposed to legislators at the Climate Conference in Cancun, that the world should go ahead with a global climate treaty without the US.

    Read more: Why America matters – The Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/opinion/edit-page/Why-America-matters/articleshow/7055057.cms#ixzz17OoLHIH3

  2. Don Grundmann

    The American Independent Party and the Constitution Party of California both offer a $10,000 reward to anyone who can disprove the scientific arguments in the book ” Climategate ” by Brian Sussman that so-called ” man-made Global Warming ” is a complete fraud, lie, hoax, and scam. We could make it a million dollars and it would still be uncollectable as Sussman demolishes the total lie of global warming and exposes it for the anti-jobs, anti-economy, and anti-industry lie that it is. It is very educational that the Green Party is exposing itself as the anti-jobs, anti-industry, and anti-working people party that it is. Thankfully the hoax of man-made Global Warming is being exposed and the Green Party will not succeed in their attempt to steal the freedoms of humanity by imposing a tyranny of crushing poverty and economic slavery upon those it wants to rule via a Soviet Union style Stalinist super world government.

    Don J. Grundmann, D.C. Chairman American Independent Party, California branch of the Constitution Party

  3. pete healey

    @Ross, there’s another Green going on about this “third major party” business. How are you gonna support PR if all you do is to promote yourself?
    Remember- One is for Red, Two is for Blue, Three is for Green…

  4. Don Grundmann

    Brian – It is interesting and quite informative that I can challenge the so-called ” facts ” of so-called ” global warming;” excuse me, ” climate change ” ( because we all know that the climate NEVER changes, don’t we? And whenever it does we must panic.), excuse me, ” DISRUPTIVE climate change ” ( the newest marketing slogan meant to induce ever more panic among the perceived sheep/mice/cattle in order to herd them properly in the direction that their Plantation Masters want them to go ); with science ( REAL science ) and instead of having the challenge accepted I receive a standard dismissal, in this case as a ” flat earther,” rather than acceptance of the challenge. If so-called ” global warming ” ( by whatever marketing term is used ) is true then my science should be easily defeated by the so-called ” science ” used by the supporters of the lie/scam/hoax/fraud. It should be as easy for the supporters of doom and gloom and the-sky-is-falling to win the challenge as ” taking candy from a baby.” But instead we see Al Gore, the Pope of the Global Warming Religion, refusing to debate and instead calling his challengers and opponents ” deniers.” Of course he has good reason to refuse to debate as he knows that in such a debate he would be annihilated and exposed as the complete fraud and huckster that he is with the resultant loss of not only the billions that he and his fellow Plantation Master lackeys will get for their obedience in betraying humanity but the collapse of their Masters plans for the enslavement and impoverishment of humanity. So no surprise in your comments. In fact no one will accept the challenge because no one of the ” the-sky-is-falling ” team has the guts to be exposed and torn to figurative pieces as would happen in a real debate; a debate which would put yet another well deserved nail in the coffin of the global warming lie. While I am thinking of it perhaps you can remind me – how high are the seas going to rise in 100 years when ALL of the ice on earth melts? 5 millimeters? 5 centimeters? 5 inches? 5 feet? 50 feet? 500 feet? 5,000 feet? No matter. The Religion of Global Warming will simply screech DOOM-GLOOM-DISASTER-PANIC-WARS-PESTILENCE-BUGS ( BIGGER BUGS, FASTER BUGS, STRONGER BUGS )-STARVATION-YADA-YADA-YADA ( always preceded by the ” scientific ” words ” possibly,” ” perhaps,” potentially,” ” estimated,” could be,” ” might be,” projected to,” and yada, yada, yada ). Have to keep those cattle panicked enough so that they can be herded where the Plantation Masters want them to be herded.

    Don J. Grundmann, D.C. Chairman American Independent Party, California branch of the Constitution Party

  5. MMP James Ogle [Free Parliamentary]

    @5 Pete …the PRP and the FPP we really do need to get together and cross link our web pages.

    I propose a mutual swap in “power”, you give me a position on the PRP, and I give you a position with the FPP.

    I am a former Green who is an ally with the Environmentalist Party, and we’re planning a picnic in Monterey, CA on July 4th, 2011.

    We’re trying to ally with Greens too, but their structure doesn’t allow official coalitions, as most political parties don’t.

    I’d really like to get the PRP involved.

    Everyone is invited. We are trying to have a debate between a Libertarian and Socialist for Economics Minister of the Central California Parliament.

    You and everyone is invited to join online or in person, if you’d like.

    Here’s the web site;

    http://www.usparliament.org/fpp.php
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    Join the Frees,
    opposite gender #1

    “GoNott Advertise is better than Google’s ads,
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    A coalition for females on the USA Parliament’s web page; http://www.usparliament.org/

    Go Free Soil Party,
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    In Coalition with;
    MP Don Grundmann [Constitution] for US Senate in 2012, PLUS maybe at least one US Senate Candidate in every state/super-state state.
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  6. MMP James Ogle [Free Parliamentary]

    @6 MP Don Grundamann wrote;

    “[…]In fact no one will accept the challenge because no one of the ” the-sky-is-falling ” team has the guts to be exposed and torn to figurative pieces as would happen in a real debate; a debate which would put yet another well deserved nail in the coffin of the global warming lie.[…]

    Don, of course they won’t meet you in a debate, the California Green “leaders” are stuck-up elitist snobs.

    Well, at least Controller Minister Laura Wells [Green] did meet Prime Minister Chelene Nightingale and Insurance Commissioner Dale Ogden [Libertarian] in a debate for Governor and at the Free and Equal party.

    Controller Laura Wells [Green] is one of the coolest Green Party members.

    It’s too bad their CA U.S. Senate candidate was such an elitist snob. The only thing he had to write to The USA Parliament, Inc. was “unsubscribe”. Maybe they’ll wise up some day?
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    A female #1, and Nott #2
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    Go Free Soil Party,
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    In Coalition with;
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  7. Don Grundmann

    James – I may disagree with her political perspectives but I have a very positive opinion of Laura Wells after having seen her in action.

    Don J. Grundmann, D.C. Chairman American Independent Party, California branch of the Constitution Party

  8. MMP James Ogle [Free Parliamentary]

    @8
    Re Controller Minister Laura Wells [Green]…she is an attractive candidate. I met her fiance’ as well. They will make such a delightful couple. I wish they weren’t so difficult to contact, they have been vitually impossible.

    We need to get some Green Party members who are interested in our 2011 picnic in Monterey.
    She would be a good one.

    The local Green and Democratic Party leaders there, Craig Coffin [Green] and Assemblyman Bill Monning [Democratic] as such single winner district power grabbing egotists! They have never been friendly to team work on this “bunker”.

    Time is short, we have less than 60 days IMO to succeed in time for 2012. We’ve only picked up a few new members, and D-Day actually consisted of millions of people of all types.

    It is 0600 on Normandy Beach, and at current pace “Battle of the Bulge” is more than 150,000 years in the future. I wish we had some sort of magic Irish good luck charm. Things are not good.
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    “Why do you THINK they called it Google?”

    Draft A Female/Nott for President!
    A female #1, and Nott #2
    (for male voters)

    Everyone is invited to the party,
    the programmer is Nott!
    We’re Nott Libertarians!

    See the ad; Draft Nott/A Female for Prez/VP in 2012
    A coalition for females on the USA Parliament’s web page; http://www.usparliament.org/

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    In Coalition with;
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    Get the Swing vote in 2012!
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  9. Brian

    Don, your “challenge” is a tactic that has been played out. For a long time, conspiracy theorists, anti-science activists, and nut jobs at the extremes of the psychological bell curve have issued challenges, with cash rewards, to prove them wrong. A perfect example of this is Kent Hovind. He has offered $250k to anyone who can “prove” the theory of evolution. Of course people have responded, with quite convincing science but, as always, he has refused to pay citing some semantic issue or another. This is a hilarious tactic. It truly is. If your science is so sound, why would you have to issue this challenge? Would it not simply speak for itself? It is a tactic that epitomizes narcissism. The idea that you are right and will continue to believe so until an expert responds personally to you, in a fashion acceptable to you, and under your terms only reminds me of a child’s behavior. Where is “your” science? I would like to see it.

  10. Brian

    Finally, I think you need to take a course in the scientific method. Nothing is ever proven in science. Ever.

  11. Don Grundmann

    Brian – Yours is a classic evasion put forth to defend your Religion while refusing to see that such defense is based on cowardice and the continuing refusal of its Disciples to admit that their religious belief is founded on hot air.

    A) Starting at the back – The whole Global Warming/Climate Change ( GW/CC ) scam is based on a denial of the ” scientific method.” To claim ” consensus ” as a trump card over the literally thousands of scientists who oppose the fraud, and this in order to avoid open debate on the topic and hence exposure of the lie is the total opposite of the ” scientific method,” a method I apparently know far better than you. The Religion of Global Warming uses, as you do, the ” nothing is ever proven ” phrase as a 2 edged sword entirely for its advantage – 1) Claiming ” consensus ” trumps open discussion and essentially settles the issue once and for all while demonizing opponents for opposing said ” consensus ” and then 2) turning around and giving yourself ” wiggle room ” when the fraud is exposed in any of its many manifestations; such as with claiming that polar bears are dying when there are more than ever before or that the earth is heating but ignoring that Mars, Venus, and Mercury also all getting warmer at the same time ( doubtless from all of those evil SUV’s and – panic at the phrase – ” greenhouse gases ” on the respective planets ). So you claim to follow the ” scientific method ” in order to beat down opposition while in reality you ( representing your Religion ) do the opposite. Pretty slick but most definately not true science; something you would automatically know if you weren’t busy substituting your Religion, and especially your political ideology, for such science.

    B) Demonizing the opponent of the fraud that they are ” conspiracy theorists, anti-science activists, and nut jobs at the extremes of the psychological bell curve ” simply illustrates your political/religious perspective; which is the true driving force behind the fake ” science ” of GW/CC. I am simply saying that Sussman has the facts in his book to totally destroy the fraud. I am trying to get ANYONE from your Church to debate him just as he has continuously challenged Pope Gore to a debate only to be ignored and offhandedly ( as Gore ALWAYS does ) classed as a ” denier;” the equivalent in our time of the Catholic Church calling anyone such as Copernicus a ” blasphemer ” for opposing the ” earth is the center of the universe ” idea. You should recognize that tactic since you have done it in your comment above.

    C) The challenge is issued because the Plantation Masters of our nation, those who control the media/Matrix, give your Religion carte blanche to spread your fool ideas without challenge in order to socially engineer the populace to accept the planned austerity and grinding poverty which is their desire and which is behind your religious facade of ” science.” If you want to ” see ” the science then simply read the book ” Climategate ” by Sussman. Of course that austerity is based on their Social Darwinist ideals of reducing world population; i.e. reducing non-white populations especially; ( ideas totally in tune with Green philosophy and especially with the Elites and their foundations and corporations which fund the Green Party machine ) in this case through imposing worldwide poverty via the shutdown of industry which is part of the planned goal of the Elites and their Green Party lackeys. My prediction – there is no way that you will because it would annihilate your religious perspective both with the simple facts and exposure of the fraud but especially with your subsequent inability to refute it and hence the implosion of your religious foundations.

    D) When will the Green Party start to advocate corking volcanoes to stop their eruption since just ONE volcano erupting blows out at least 10 years worth of no driving of ALL cars in the world to stop their production of the evil ” greenhouse gases.”

    E) Why doesn’t the Green Party ban water vapor since, as Sussman documents, at least 95% of the so-called ” greenhouse gases ” are water vapor?

    F) Why doesn’t the Green Party ban farting since the hoax of GW/CC hilariously claims that cow farts are producing the ” greenhouse gases ” which will melt the polar ice caps?

    Bottom line – The science to destroy the fraud/lie/scam/hoax of GW/CC is beyond Mount Everest size. The real problem is that your Religion, combined with and based upon your political ideology, refuses to see the mountain. Just like a narcisstic child.

    Don J. Grundmann, D.C. Chairman American Independent Party, California branch of the Constitution Party

  12. Don Grundmann

    Brian – I forgot to mention an even bigger THREAT TO THE PLANET!!!!!! that your Religion has brought to light – termites. As bad as your Religion claims that cow farts are in their production of the evil ” greenhouse gases ” ( of which water vapor comprises 95+% and which I am sure the Green Party has simply overlooked to this time and will hence soon move to ban ) termite farts are far worse ( by at least one order of magnitude if not many more ) simply because although they are tiny they have been ” scientifically ” calculated to outfart cows by their numerical superiority. Hence I am sure that the Green Party will soon address in their next Cancun meeting ( held there so that they don’t get frozen to death by Global Warming like they were in Copenhagen ) this horrific problem in order to SAVE THE PLANET!!! Simply continue your educational campaign that the world faces TOTAL DOOM!!!! if global warming; excuse me, ” Climate Change;” is not stopped RIGHT NOW – YESTERDAY!!! by stopping all industrial production. Hence here is my gift to the Green Party – the motto for its world wide jobs program – ” The only good termite is a dead termite.” The Green Party can announce its jobs program to SAVE THE PLANET!!!! – have the governments of the world hire millions of termite stompers who can SAVE THE PLANET!!!! by stomping the little ( literal ) farts before they can do their dastardly deed. Full employment the ” Green ” way. No need to thank me for this quintessential ” green ” idea. I will be happy for you to get all the credit.

    P.S. – Are you doing your part by exhaling less? Don’t forget that YOU are part of the problem by your exhalation of that evil ” greenhouse gas ” known as carbon dioxide. If you don’t shape up – TODAY – then the melting poles, dead polar bears and submerged continents tomorrow will be YOUR FAULT!!! I hope that you have the appropriate sense of panic that your Plantation Masters ( the Elites who fund the Green Party ) want you to have.

    Don J. Grundmann, D.C. Chairman American Independent Party, California branch of the Constitution Party

  13. Gains

    I will refrain from trying to pass temporal laws based on my faith in God, if you promise to stop trying to pass laws based on your faith in the “soft sciences”?

    It sounds like a deal!

  14. Brian

    Your “evidence” is both scientifically and rhetorically disingenuous. I’m embarrassed I had that conversation with you. Keep fighting the good fight and good luck with your campaign.

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